Hippopotamus amulet

Egyptian
Roman Period or later(?)
after 30 B.C.


Dimensions

Length x height: 2.7 x 1.5 cm (1 1/16 x 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

27.854

Medium or Technique

Gold

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

Gold amulet in the form of a standing hippopotamus on a flat base.

Provenance

By 1913: Julia Cunningham (Mrs William) Lawrence collection; 1913: loaned to the MFA by Mrs. William Lawrence, November 21, 1913; 1927: returned by the MFA, November 16, 1927; given to the MFA by Mr. William Lawrence and his children in memory of Julia Cunningham Lawrence.
(Accession Date: December 8, 1927)

Credit Line

Gift of William Lawrence and his children in memory of Julia Cunningham Lawrence